Douglas MacArthur Quotes

35 Douglas MacArthur quotes:

"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
"People grow old only by deserting their ideals, Macarthur had written. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away."
"They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them."
"We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction."
"Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be."
"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"
"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
"Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live."
"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: American Soldier Quotes Troops Quotes
"Never give an order that can't be obeyed."
"Americans never quit."
"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency."
"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction."
"A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding."
"I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?"
"Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die."
"Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories."
"My first recollection is that of a bugle call."
"The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other."

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